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FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

March 8, 2019

Samples of three Claire’s makeup products have tested positive for asbestos and the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers after the company failed to comply with a recall request.

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Former Worker: Gas Leaked at Sterigenics ‘a Lot of Times’

Former Worker: Ethylene Oxide Leaked at Sterigenics ‘a Lot of Times’

February 27, 2019

A former forklift driver at the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook is claiming that he observed leaks of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide and was asked to hose down the residue from the leaks after equipment was treated with the carcinogenic gas.

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Highest Levels of Carcinogens Detected Since Testing Near Sterigenics Began

Highest Levels of Carcinogens Detected Since Testing Began Near Sterigenics

February 25, 2019

Air monitors near the Sterigenics facility in suburban Willowbrook have detected the highest levels of ethylene oxide since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began testing for the cancer-causing chemical.

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State Orders Shutdown of Sterigenics Plant in Willowbrook Amid Ethylene Oxide Fears

State Orders Shutdown of Sterigenics Plant in Willowbrook Amid Ethylene Oxide Fears

February 18, 2019

Sterigenics has been banned by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from using ethylene oxide at its sterilization plant in suburban Willowbrook.

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Senators Call for Investigation into Sterigenics, Community Urges Company Shut Down

Senators Call for Investigation into Sterigenics, Community Urges Company Shut Down

February 13, 2019

Community officials in Willowbrook and the surrounding suburbs have joined in calling for an immediate shutdown of Sterigenics, a product sterilization company

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Sterigenics Emitting Cancer-Causing Gas in Willowbrook, EPA Confirms

Sterigenics Emitting Cancer-Causing Gas in Willowbrook, EPA Confirms

February 6, 2019

Affected residents can contact personal injury attorneys Cooney & Conway for free case evaluation

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Lawyers for the Creative Arts Honors ‘Creative Youth’

Lawyers for the Creative Arts Honors ‘Creative Youth’

December 13, 2018

Lawyers for the Creative Arts celebrated “Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth” at the 2018 benefit luncheon at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago.

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Veterans Day and Mesothelioma

Veterans Day and Mesothelioma

November 11, 2018

Each year on Veterans Day, Americans honor the approximately 22 million veterans in the country who have served in the armed forces.

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Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

November 9, 2018

The state of Illinois landed high on a dubious list of 15 states that combined for over 100,000 asbestos-related deaths during a 15-year period from 1999-2013.

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Cancer-Causing Gas Emitted from 2 Lake County Polluters, Report Says

Cancer-Causing Gas Emitted from 2 Lake County Polluters, Report Says

November 5, 2018

Public not warned of ethylene oxide exposure in Waukegan, Gurnee

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